Goddamn, there's being self-assured and then there's just being plain rude. What is there to gain from telling everyone to go eat a bag of dicks on your first day?
Also aren't the odds pretty high that a decent proportion of the crowd already have served real customers, since you'd need some real cooking experience to even get into the school in the first place?
Well he used it so he could make it in time to finish the assignment, It's not like he was planning on using it before them faggots decided to salt it up.
I like the MC, He doesn't beat around the bush and his confident in his ability, No problems here.
Yeah, but all the students were like
>oh it's impossible to tenderize meat that far in this time
totally ignoring the fact that there's other ways to tenderize meat including physically pounding it or marinating it or using the enzymes found in e.g. pineapple
also the school has many students who are better than Soma, why hasn't this guy smiled at their food before?
That's for transferees. Most of them are really just heirs to restaurants of food manufacturing moguls who came from the middle school which doesn't have extremely high standards.
Does anyone else think it's pretty mean-spirited for a highschool to expel 99% of their students?
If it was a post-secondary vocational school of some kind, even if they fail out they still have options elsewhere, but having no highschool diploma is a lot more damaging to your potential career options than having no college degree.
Question for mangafags when do we see Erina actually cook something? They've talked up her taste skill a lot so far but we're not shown her cooking yet aside from her lapdog having to basically hold in her dripping
salivawhile thinking about trying her experiments.
Cool, thanks. I was just thinking that the dynamic would work better if we're actually shown her skill being above and beyond Souma's to give him a tangible goal to work towards, rather than just her getting pissy all the time because he's of a lower social caste than her or whatever.
Because it was a gamble only he was willing to take.
Everyone else was too afraid to try a different way to cook it, as they were under the impression that unless they made the exact recipe flawlessly, they would fail.
Technically it was impossible to tenderize it in that time, if they made the recipe the traditional way.
Souma's idea worked under pressure and the teacher liked it, which was sheer luck that diverging from the recipe didn't cause them to fail.
Only an outside mindset which hadn't seen Tootsuki's strictness firsthand, would even attempt such a gamble.
Souma does a lot of stuff like this in the series, making up for others experience and talent, with alternate methods of cooking and improvised techniques.
Later on in pic related
Megumi improvised with bad ingredients, so the autistic teacher failed her for changing the recipe.
it was sheer luck the teacher this episode wasn't that anally retentive about his perfect cuisine.
This lady's hot. too bad it doesn't seem like she'll appear anymore
So he made up for his inexperience at selecting fish with talent and experience?
He just improvised several cooking methods, until the flavor could compete with that of one gifted and one experienced opponent's dishes.
He also improvised not having high quality meat with shitty store meat twice, preparing/cooking it differently to make up for the flavor.
Have you even read the manga?
Why doesnt he just sexually bully her?
What a coincidence, so have I!
She's so fucking great, 15 too dear lord Japan.
He wasn't autistic, he just has a history of subordinates changing his recipes to make them worse because "fuck da japs french cooking is genetic"
Who walks around with their eyes closed?
>tfw no qt witch stalker
Instead of treating failure like a SHAMEFURU DISPRAY he just treats it like another step in a lifelong process of trial and improvement. this means his mentality is suited to doing random wacky shit that others wouldn't be dumb enough to try.
>to make mistakes and learn from them
>he just treats it like another step in a lifelong process of trial and improvement
Isn't that what the learning process is all about? If you couldn't get anywhere without being a natural mistake-free genius then 99.999% of the world population should just kill themselves.
Elitism leave little room for compromise or mistakes. The cutthroat lifestyle of maintaining top quality passes on to their expectations from their kids. Plus possible parental neglect too.
But learning is ALL ABOUT not knowing something at first, and then correcting that deficiency. If you don't make any mistakes ever then you don't even need to be in school!
I doubt any bitch on that faggy school can beat my well done steak with ketchup.
Or my sweet ramen.
This isn't your average muggle school that's made to level up losers. It's an institute to find the best of the best of the best to fill the job openings at the top of the culinary world. It doesn't mean the best students never make any mistakes. It just means they make less mistakes than 99% of the others. I still don't get what's so hard to understand about that?
Think about this, if "God's Tongue" Erina ever made a bad judgement and it went public, her rep is forever damaged. That's the kind of pressure she's on as just a teen. Ikumi and Mimasaka's backstories also dwell on bad parenting and extreme expectations.
>tfw you'll never make Erina eat your Sweet Sundae Ramen Recipe
>you'll never invite her to your home and cook lobsters
I had a theory that it's supposed to be a culinary 'school' in the same sense an art school is a school. You mostly go there to form connections and, in tootsuki's case, gain prestige and reputation by simply remaining there as long as possible without being expelled. There's a part where a bunch of alumni try to scout students, so I think that's the deal.
Sure there's the learning part since it's a school, but I don't get the feeling that it's a focus there.
So between Anthony Bourdain, Paula Deen, Guy Fieri, Eddie Huang, Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, Alton Brown and Giada de Laurentiis,
which of these chefs can survive a semester in Totsuki Academy?
>if you were being boiled alive, wouldn't you?
Oh man, I really want to believe this one is true.
>started reading for the delicious brown Meat
>falls in love with Alice instead
Bourdain, Ramsay and Oliver might make it through a semester.
I want to see Fieri cook for Erina. Isn't Paula Deen that lady on the Food Network?
I'm not familiar with any of the others.
>ITS FUCKING RAW YOU PEASANT
Most of the asshole stuff is played up to fuck on American shows he goes on because thats what they like, he's pretty earnest and reasonable on his UK stuff and generally only gets mad for good reasons
Potentially. if she's 100% stuck up bitch not so much, because Ramsay is an actual real life tsundere when it comes to cooking
He's harsh because he loves the profession and he loves people (and because ratings), but he genuinely believes that pretty much anyone can be an amazing chef as long as they put the work in.
Truth. I'd really love to have him as an instructor if I was a chef. I find I really flourish with tough love teachers, my HS calculus teacher was like that, she ran us like dogs, but by god we were amazing at calculus after that.
This talk about reality TV cooking shows makes me realize that Soma's opening speech is pretty typical of one.
If it was a reality TV show, after he stepped off the stage it would cut to him telling the camera one to one "I'm not in this to make friends, I'm in this to win" before they play a few reaction bites from random people.
This is the first image I saw of this manga some months ago.
I thought it was a battle manga. There is even another image around there where the characters are weilding swords.
I was under the impression that the school only gave you the minimum in required high school credits because it's a vocational school. If you get expelled, you can probably just transfer to any other school and live a non-culinary life without much hassle.
He's usually being loud to people who are supposed to be professionals, pro chefs, business owners and the like, people who are supposed to know what they are doing for a living. Amateurs are not pros, so he focuses on what could be improved rather than what went wrong..
Fuck you guys, i'm now really sad i'll never get to watch and chat about cooking chinese cartoons with Gordon Ramsey
>cut to him telling the camera one to one "I'm not in this to make friends, I'm in this to win"
I hate this shit on American Masterchef, everyone is like evilly twirling their moustaches and saying "Fuck you!",
Australian Masterchef is way better, sure they compete, but they don't trash talk each other or act all mean spirited like the aggro Americans.
>And he would never do something as bitchy as refusing to eat someone's cooking because it looks unappealing or say it is disgusting.
He totally would say it was disgusting if it was disgusting, but he'd never lie about how it tastes because he thought the chef was too common. He acknowledges even total assholes skills even if he criticizes their attitudes
I can't not hear "Allez cuisine!" in my head whenever they start cooking.
>your face there will be Arc where Takumi and Souma will have a Shokugeki and Takumi will win
>Graduation Exam Tournament
>Souma trying to do something extra vagant
>Want to get something out of the freezer that he prepare
>But to no avail since Gordon Ramsey locked himself in there
>Souma once again needs to improvise in a dramatic manner.
>cut to a scene of Ramsay on the phone
>"Yeah, your son is doing well, you should be proud of him"
>"Alright, I'll stay in this freezer for another 2 hours, then I won't own you any favor"
Not saying that's proper french. Cooking competitions are my guilty pleasure, so it's hard not to think of them when watching the show.
>tfw: Reading the manga so I know this is going to be one boring ass show but there are some really cute girls and some nice ecchi moments.
>It being raw was all according to keikaku
He'd be more of an antagonist; the pure science guy who starts to make people old fashioned skill and fundamentals are outdated principles
Probably wouldn't have made it, and if you get the timing wrong when you open the pressure cooker, you're hosed. Many a downfall on cooking competition shows came from chefs resorting to using a last second pressure cooker for tough shit like octopus and whatnot and failing.
>we won't get to see Megumi's doki doki moment since it's like in chapter 60 or some shit
I remember you, m8
At the time I didn't even read the series, I just saw your post and decided to convince you As a matter of fact, I forgot about this series until I saw the first episode pop up on Nyaa.
I hope you enjoyed it bby
i read in the earlier threads is that totsuki is modeled after the Japanese Pre World War 2 Fighter Plane Pilot School where only the top 5% pass, so that they could have the best pilots for the war
Spoiled for ACTUAL SPOILERS if you haven't read the manga.